Minimally Invasive Surgery for Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Results and Complications at a Minimal Follow-up of 5 Years

Mathilde Gaume, MD; Claudio Vergari, MD; Nejib Khouri, MD; Wafa Skalli, MD, PhD; Christophe Glorion, MD, PhD; Lotfi Miladi, MD


Spine. 2021;46(24):1696-1704. 

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The outcomes of the bipolar minimally invasive fusionless technique in this series with a mean of 6.5 years' follow-up showed a stable and satisfying correction of spinal deformities and pelvic obliquity over time. The rigorous implantation of proximal and distal fixations contributed to reduce the rate of mechanical complications. In this series, half patients reached skeletal maturity and did not require PSF initially planned, leading to consider this technique as a viable alternative to PSF for neuromuscular scoliosis. However, longer follow-up is necessary to confirm these findings.